Spark and TVNZ team up for RWC broadcasting rights

Drive 16/04/2018

Spark and TVNZ have won the bidding war for the broadcast rights for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo.

The deal will bring to end the long running affiliation pay TV network Sky TV have had for the pinnacle event of New Zealand’s most beloved game.

But does it mean that not all the All Blacks games will available free-to-air?

Spark have said there will be at least 7 games free-to-air, including the opening game of the tournament and the final.

Spark, TVNZ win broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 and more

For more details on what the deal will mean for the New Zealand public and the cost Ryan Bridge spoke to Managing Director Spark NZ, Simon Moutter.

Listen to the full interview with Simon Moutter above.

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